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Falconets Midfielder, Efih: We’re Ready For Tough Spain Q-Finals Test

Falconets Midfielder, Efih: We’re Ready For Tough Spain Q-Finals Test

Super Falconets midfielder, Peace Efih, says that the Nigerian side will give their all to beat Spain in Thursday’s quater-final fixture at the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Chris Danjuma’s charges needed a late own goal by China right-back, Jiaxing Dou, to book their place in the knockout stages after holding the Asians to a 1-1 draw in their last Group D encounter on Monday.

Efih also reflects on the dramatic win against the Chinese and praises her teammates for their fighting spirit.

“The match was very important and we wanted to win the match,” Efih told FIFA.com.

“We wanted to make sure we went through, that’s why we fought to the end. In the second half, we just had to push and keep the spirit of the team moving. It’s all about winning, it’s all about fighting to the end.

“The quarter-finals won’t be easy, but we will fight to the finish.

“We believe in putting out our best every time. With our togetherness, we believe we will get somewhere.”

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  • Now, this quarter final match should make for a fascinating encounter. The flair and finesse of the Spanish vs the gritt and spontaneity of the Nigerians; it is sure to entertain and entrall both in equal measures.

    The Spanish are a free scroring side while also having the propensity to leak in goals as their 7 goals scored and 3 conceded stats attest. They play with the sort of organisation, movement and panache that you should expect from a highly organisaed European side.

    Our dear Falconets for their part are raw, dogged and resolute . They often choose never to be fazed by the quality of oppositions before them. Their obvious lack of quality-play has not tranlated into poor statistics as on paper, their stats of 2 goals scored and 2 conceded in a group of heavyweights (China and Gemany) point to a determined collection of girls willing to elevate their game above their obvious shortcomings.

    I predict a 4:2 win to Spain but will be praying to the almighty that I am proved wrong and that my dearly beloved Falconets rip my match predictions to shreds much the same way that Oliseh and co. did in France’98 to the delight of a grateful continent.

  • steve 3 years ago

    Deo just to be reminded that Nigeria beat Spain in 2016 Under 20 Worldcup and five of Nigeria girls that won them are still in this team as well as spains four!

    • But we lost this time as predicted though not in the same margin.

      Wishing our gallant girls much better outcomes in future tournaments.